Valtteri Bottas has opened up on the difficulties of being team-mates with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton in newly-released footage. The Finn linked up with Mercedes ahead of the 2017 campaign following Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire after securing the World Drivers’ Championship title. Bottas has managed to get the better of Hamilton on several occasions since then, winning seven Grands Prix in total. The 28-year-old’s achievements pale in comparison
Supercars and other support races would be unlikely to take place at Albert Park if government action around the coronavirus outbreak forces the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. A spokesperson for Supercars said they while they would be ready to race if required, the situation was entirely out of their hands and it would be highly unlikely that they or other categories would race. The Supercars round would likely
Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari are less at ease with their car than Mercedes following the pit-lane rivals’ contrasting performances in F1 pre-season testing. Ferrari were off the pace of the reigning champions at the Circuit de Catalunya and there have even been suggestions they could start the campaign chasing not only the Silver Arrows and Red Bull but Racing Point as well. Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto has admitted the engines
Max Verstappen appears to believe Daniel Ricciardo became irrelevant when he left Red Bull to join F1 rivals Renault. Ricciardo ended a nine-year association with Red Bull in the winter of 2018 after agreeing to sign for Renault in a shock move. The switch came after Verstappen had usurped his more experienced team-mate as Red Bull’s No 1 driver and had his long-term future tied up with a big-money contract.
Seven F1 teams have released a critical joint statement claiming they “strongly object” to the FIA reaching a private settlement with Ferrari regarding their 2019 engine. The FIA announced last week that they had made a settlement with the famous Italian team after long-running technical investigations into their power unit, which was the subject of much speculation last season due to Ferrari’s straight-line speed. Details of the agreement were kept
Charles Leclerc is in agreement with Max Verstappen that Lewis Hamilton can be beaten over the course of the coming F1 season. Leclerc goes into the new campaign off the back of a winter in which Ferrari unofficially made him their No 1 driver by handing him a long-term contract while Sebastian Vettel was made to wait on tying up his future. Much is expected of the former Sauber ace,
Mark Webber doesn’t know whether anyone will be able to compete with Lewis Hamilton once again this season, warning Valtteri Bottas that the Briton is constantly evolving with the sport. The 2020 F1 season is just weeks away from getting started at the Australian Grand Prix. Teams got the chance to take to the track with their new cars for the first time last month at pre-season testing in Barcelona.
F1 chiefs have been handed a timely boost ahead of this month’s Bahrain Grand Prix with the Gulf state’s government set to waive a ban on attendees who’ve been to coronavirus-hit countries within 14 days of the race weekend. F1 personnel travelling from high-risk countries, including Italy, will be extensively screened upon their arrival in Bahrain, rather than having to stay away. Ferrari, AlphaTauri, Haas and Alfa Romeo – as
The MotoGP class will not compete at next weekend’s season-opening Qatar Grand Prix due to the coronavirus outbreak. Travel restrictions, in response to the deadly virus outbreak, have led to the cancellation of the premier class schedule. The news was confirmed just a week out from the event, although the Moto2 and Moto3 schedules will go ahead as planned. Watch over 50 sports LIVE on Kayo! Stream to your TV,
FONTANA, Calif. – A week after feeling like he would have made a run at Ryan Blaney for the win in Las Vegas, Alex Bowman left no doubt at Auto Club Speedway. In a dominating performance in the Auto Club 400, Bowman led five times for 110 laps and won for the second time in his NASCAR Cup Series career. He did so by nearly nine seconds on Kyle Busch,